Patriarch Daniel: “The Future Pan-Orthodox Synod represents an Important Historical Event for the Development of Synodality on a Pan-Orthodox Level”26. January 2016 - 12:51
Address of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, delivered in the opening of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, 22 January 2016, Chambésy, Switzerland:
The icon is a rectangular silver slab which is 6 cm long and 5 cm wide, the Museum press service has announced.
It features an image of Christ Pantocrator (Pantokrator, i.e. Almighty) sitting on a throne, with images of the Holy Mother of God (Virgin Mary) and St. John the Baptist on his sides.
Publication of “Synaxarium: Life of the Saints of the Orthodox Church”, Volume II, November-December25. January 2016 - 16:11
The latest edition of “Synaxarium: Life of the Saints of the Orthodox Church”, Volume II, November & December of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania is recently on sale at different points of sale at the churches all over the country. It is a voluminous and highly qualitative edition, with 800 pages, printed in the printing house “Resurrection” of “Nazareth” Workshop Complex. It was translated by Father Anastas Bendo and Eleni Pani and prepared for publication by Donika Shuraja. Also the consecutive volumes are in the process of translation and editing.
“Coexistence: Peace, Nature, Poverty, Terrorism, Values” is the title of the new book by Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, Anastasios. The book promotion took place on Monday, January 18, at the “Book Porch” (Stoa tou Vivliou) Hall in Athens.
Your All-Holiness, highly esteemed and beloved President of this Sacred Gathering,Your Holinesses and Your Beatitudes, beloved Primates of local Orthodox Churches,Your Eminences and Your Graces brothers Hierarchs, gathered at this elevated Sacred Gathering,Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers (dear Brothers and Sisters).
We express our gratitude to God Who has made us worthy of abundant grace to be the participants of this Pan-Orthodox gathering here at the Ecumenical Patriarchate at Chambesy, that has as its aim a God-pleasing deed to define and unanimously prepare the Holy and Great Council of the Eastern Orthodox Church that has been prepared and expected for quite a long period of time.
On 19 January 2016, the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, the celebrations marking the Lesser Consecration of St Nicholas Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, took place in Nice, France. Built in the early 20th century thanks to the Royal family, it was given back to Russia a century later and underwent a large-scale restoration. On the feast day, the parishioners and numerous guests could see the church in all its splendor.